November 2013 Archive

A simple explanation of how money moves around the banking system

(Richard Gendal Brown) – In this article, I hope to change this situation by giving a very simple, but hopefully not oversimplified, survey of the ...

Sophisticated, Large-Scale Thefts Plague California’s Nut Industry

(Modern Farmer) – In October, 140,000 pounds of walnuts were stolen from an orchard in Escalon, California…

Bitcoin Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About the Future of Money

(Wired) – The price of a bitcoin topped $900 last week…a bitcoin sold for a measly $13.

Cementland: The Unfinished Adventure Land For Mischievous Adults

(Slate) – In an industrial area just inside the northern city limits of St Louis, right beside the Mississippi River, is an overgrown lot containing ...

The internet mystery that has the world baffled

(Telegraph) – For the past two years, a mysterious online organisation has been setting the world’s finest code-breakers a series of seemingly unsolveable problems.

China’s rich fleeing the country—with their fortunes

(CNBC) – …hundreds of billions of dollars, and waves of millionaires flowing out of China to overseas destinations.

Woman sued the city after trying to commit suicide

(Fox NY) – Frivolous lawsuits in New York City…

Proposal Bans Snacking, Smoking Behind the Wheel

(NBC) – Drivers could possibly be pulled over for snacking, smoking or putting on make-up behind the wheel…

Volunteers lament move of Free Farm for development

(SF Examiner) – Wet soil clung to the hands of two San Francisco farmers Wednesday afternoon as they busied themselves with shutting down a half-acre ...

Bitcoin Is Flawed, But It Will Still Take Over the World

(Wired) – The Pink Cow is the first restaurant in Tokyo that lets you pay with Bitcoin, the world’s most popular digital currency.

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